An Unreasonable Army

In this new environment, evangelism and relational discipleship were replaced with debates like, “After the vaccination is widely distributed, will the physical church ever be able to make a pre-COVID comeback? Or should it even try?”

I Only Preach on Hell to Christians

He was horrified that they all went up without seeming to see where their final destination. They didn’t react until they were falling into . . . Hell.

Growing in Gwinnett

The corps had already established a desire to reach all peoples without demanding that they abandon their languages or cultures to join the Army. It is a model of not just how a Salvation Army corps should work but how the Kingdom of God properly functions.

Come On In

As we wrestle with how to reach the lost, is it possible the dinner table is our mission strategy for people starving for connection, belonging, and community?

21 in ’21?

If we kick off this new year looking for the unprecedented, we’re likely to see it. How about something new? 21 in ’21!

Walking in the Light

“Walking in the light” means constant obedience to the revealed will of God. In other words, it is doing what you know to be your duty.

Effective Ways to Engage Youth with the Gospel

… lasting effects (for working with youth) will come from loving a child unconditionally, nurturing their needs, showing compassion, participating in their lives and investing in their future. It is about intentionally seeking what interests the youth and using that to your advantage to teach the gospel.

Red Balloon Evangelism

In the red-balloon church … everyone saw themselves as an evangelist.

AND FINALLY…

“With this edition we are pleased to launch a new publication – Rescue the Perishing. As far as we can tell, this is the first time The Salvation Army has devoted a publication solely to evangelism. Other publications have elements of evangelism. The War Cry immediately comes to mind. But this remains the first to inform, motivate and share issues that deal directly with soul-winning, ministry and discipleship.

The reader is asked not to be too critical of the layout or the editorial content – we had to start somewhere! But we hope in the days to come we will improve, while providing inspiring examples of what is going on in corps, among soldiers, Salvation Army programming and using whatever it takes to win people to Christ. We hope that many of you will find your story or that of your corps’ told in the pages of upcoming issues as you labor for the Lord to bring in the harvest.

The United States and the world at large is in desperate need of a Great Awakening. This is not limited to what we think should happen politically, socially, economically or even in the area of social justice, as important as all these are. But we need to see people turn to Christ, so that they can not only have new life in our Lord but to become all that God intended them to be.

The old Salvationist challenged, “Sin is horrid. Chuck it up!” Although our message may not always be that blunt, it needs to be that clear. Jesus died and was resurrected to provide the only way to Heaven. Sincerity won’t work. There are not multiple paths to God. There is but one Savior for all the world. We need to proclaim Him.”

Lt. Colonel Allen Satterlee

Editor

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